Neurocore Uses Neurofeedback To Treat Depression

There are oven ten million adults living with depression in the US alone but could neurofeedback be the right technique to help treat this condition? Neurocore certainly seems to think so. In the mid-30’s, Frederick Lemere became one of the first scientists to study the effects of neurofeedback on patients suffering from depression and he documented his astounding results. Over 80 years later, scientists are now using his research to develop the most effective methods of treating depression and they seem to be having much success. Out of the 292 patients they’ve treated thus far, over three-quarters of them reported a significant decrease in the severity of their symptoms while over half of them no longer met the requirements of a depressed person.

Their success has led to them to develop a medication-free depression treatment program which uses neurofeedback to help treat patients. As part of the program, they also use Qeeg technology to monitor the brainwaves of the patients in an effort to hone in on the inherent cause of depression. Additionally, they use a rating scale known as ASEBA which stands for Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment. Many traditional treatment methods for depression can include seeing a therapist, taking medication or some combination thereof. While the exact cause of depression is not known, many scientists suspect it may be caused by hormones and hereditary factors.

Additionally, scientists believe that an increase in alpha activity can often be an indication of someone who is struggling with depression. Neurocore was first founded back in 2004 and has since become one of the world leaders in applied neurosciences. Their services have even been employed by such high-profile sports teams as the Portland Trailblazers. They currently have eight different performance centers in two different states, Michigan and Florida. They use neurofeedback and Qeeg technology to help improve people’s brain functions as well as their mental acuity. They have also recently added something called a brain room to one of its facilities which seeks to improve people’s cardiovascular systems as well as strengthen core mental faculties. So we wish them luck.